This briefing was updated on 17 December 2020.
The Government has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) has been extended. The Scheme, which was due to close on 31 March 2020, has now been extended until 30 April 2021.
This note sets out how the Scheme operates from 1 November 2020. For background as to how the Scheme operated from 1 March - 1 July 2020, please see our Q&A on the original Scheme. For background on how the Scheme operated from 1 July – 31 October 2020, please see our Q&A on the revised Scheme.